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Registration open for 11th Annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run

By Pamela A. Keene
 
Registration is open for this year’s Pirates of  Lanier Poker Run, taking place July 18-20. Events will take place at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, Lanier Islands and Harbor Landing. 
This year’s recipients of funds raised include Camp Sunshine, Camp Twin Lakes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier and the Edmondson-Telford Center.
 
“As always, our event is all about the kids,” said Barkley Geib, president of Lanier Partners, the non-profit groups that organizes the event each year. “And we are grateful for all our loyal Poker Run participants year after year. It means so much to the children of Georgia to have this kind of support.” 
 
Registration is open, and once captains register, they may reserve  a slip for the three days of the event. 
Registrants may check in on Thursday, July 18, at Lanier Islands’ Harbor Pavilion at Harbor Landing. The meet and greet party on Thursday takes place at the pavilion as well. 
 
Cheeseburger on Paradise Beach from noon to 3 p.m. with cheeseburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks are free to all registrants. The party includes the annual Pirate Stereo Competition, sponsored by AVC Marine.
 
The Captain’s Safety Meeting and Auction on Friday night includes dinner and music by Redneck Blonde.
 
Saturday’s Poker Run features multiple card stops and participants can begin anywhere on the lake. Captains and crew are encouraged to decorate their boats and dress up like pirates to be judged for prizes.
 
From 5 to 9 p.m., the Poker Run Casino will be open at Landshark Landing. Poker hands will be scored. The event includes music and fireworks.
 
To register and for more details, visit piratesoflanier.com.

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